December 6, 2016 - Lunch meeting
Our speaker was Dr. Chris Roberts, Associate Professor of Journalism at UA, who discussed media and ethics. Dr. Roberts is co-author of a textbook used throughout the country, and he and his coauthor (Jay Black, former UA prof) are in the process of writing an update. With the growth of social media, 24/7 news coverage, and blogs, etc., media ethics have to be addressed in terms of new limits and applications. Regardless of one's own personal political persuasion, this presentation was timely, considering the election and post-election news coverage.
February 2, 2016 - Lunch meeting
Our speaker was League member, Hattie Kaufman, who discussed the Alabama visit of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women. LWVGT filed materials with the UN Group related to political activity by women in Alabama, including barriers to voting and low representation in elected office.
January 19, 2016
Meet Your Legislator's Event
The event at the Bryant Conference Center highlighted proposed actions of the 2016 legislative session. Co-sponsors were the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), The University of Alabama Retirees Association (TUARA) and the Tuscaloosa Alumnae chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.